Category: Technology

RealBadDad likes his technology, gadgets and toys – These posts cover a wide variety of topics.

Reviews of Home appliances, Home automation systems and general gadgets.

Apexel 10x Macro Lens

Phone Macro Lens

Review of the Apexel phone lens system fitted with a 10x macro lens. A sturdy well engineered lens system.

Nest Protect Installation

Nest Protect

The nest protect is a smart, connected smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. Whats in the Box Nest protect Backplate Four screws Three terminal blocks 230v cable connector (Wired version) 3 Energizer Lithium Batteries...

Nest Thermostat

Nest Thermostat

Review of the 3rd generation nest thermostat and the most used features after 4 years of ownership.

Sphero Mini

Sphero Mini

Loads of fun in a tiny ball. The baby brother to Sphero, a golf ball sized little floor rocket with loads of games and even programming via a blocks editor.

Nest hub max Music & Timer

Smart Assistants

Our smart assistant journey, and the products we now use every day. Detailing some features and issues we have with them.

HomeSeer HomeTroller Zee S2

Home Automation

Over the years I have experimented with a number of home automation systems with a variety of outcomes. In this post I will take you through each system and my experiences with them.


Apple AirPods

What is the deal with going wireless on headphones – How wrong was I.